PB Cosmetology Education Centre

You have taken the first step to an exciting and rewarding career. Positions in the beauty industry offer high income potential, flexibility, and independence. The easiest part of being a licensed professional is finding a job. Salon owners have jobs waiting for graduates. Choose to become a hair stylist, nail technician, and make up artist or colorist!

You can be part of the exciting world of fashion and style. No other career gives you the freedom to be an artist. If you are creative, energetic, and enjoy working with people, take a closer look at our course offerings.

PB Cosmetology Education Centre was founded in 1960 by the husband and wife team of Peg and Bob Hogan, their initials still make up the company name. It flourished as a small school called PB Method of Hair Design teaching cosmetology and nails for over 25 years. Bob Hogan died in the 1970s but Peg carried on, overseeing the teaching and the raising of four children. All four of their children graduated from PB and earned licenses as cosmetologists but moved on to other careers.

In 1994, Bob and Colleen were invited to join the Pivot Point Member School Network. Pivot Point is known internationally as the finest in quality cosmetology training. Nicknamed the Harvard of beauty schools, Pivot Point boasts a membership of over 2,000 schools throughout the world and has produced thousands of successful cosmetologists, nail technicians, and aestheticians. By adapting the principles of the Bauhaus philosophy of art, Pivot Point allows each student to approach their lifes work as an artist. Because of this method, students are trained to create not to imitate.

Today, the school operates as PB Cosmetology Education Centre and offers three basic programs and a graduate course for teaching. Students and graduates have the best of both worlds, a connection to the international community of cosmetologists through Pivot Point, and the long standing tradition of quality training by a local family business.


New classes start quarterly on the first Monday of the month, day and night, as prescribed by the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling. Class size is limited to a maximum of 25 students, to enable the instructor to give personal attention to each student.

Cosmetology (1200 Hours)

A New Jersey State approved Cosmetology Course that offers training in hair design, nail design and skin care.

As a premiere Pivot Point School, PB Cosmetology Education Centre specializes in the scientific approach to hair design. Curriculum is enhanced with guest artists and field trips. In addition to the development of technical skills, students are trained to be salon-ready through a program teaching salon professionalism, self-marketing and client relations. Students spend their last 600 hours training in PB’s full-service Student Salon.

Nail Design (300 Hours)

A New Jersey State approved Nail Technician Course that offers training in manicures, pedicures, artificial nails, nail art, spa services and facial waxing. PB offers the most comprehensive nail technician course in the state, where students spend their last 200 hours working on clients in the Nail Design Studio to enhance and perfect their technique. Specialized guest artists supplement curricular topics.
Careers as nail technicians offer flexible work schedules, pleasant working conditions, and the opportunity to meet and service new people. Since people view nail services as a necessity not a luxury, licensed nail technicians have a bright career outlook.

Skin Care (600 Hours)

A New Jersey State approved Skin Care Specialty course that offers training in skin analysis, facials, body procedures, hair removal and make-up artistry. PB offers an intimate learning environment where students get advanced, hands-on training using top of the line professional products. The school has a fully equipped Skin Care Studio complete with a professional library of material, concentrating on medical aesthetics, reflexology and aromatherapy.

Students will have a variety of employment opportunities ranging from salons and spas, Doctor’s offices, theaters, product sales demonstration, health and wellness centers, and positions as make-up artists.

Teacher Training (500 Hours)

The pre-requisites for enrollment in this course include a Cosmetology license and a record of success as a practicing cosmetologist, aesthetician, or manicurist. Acceptance into this course is competitive. Students must submit a resume and cover letter to the School Director and complete a personal interview. Applicants may also be asked to develop a mock lesson for the School Director.

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